Archive for September, 2013


A-10A Thunderbolt II; Pt.1

A-10 Thunderbolt II doesn’t need any special introduction – tank buster that barely escaped budget cuts axe and excelled in Op Desert Storm and every conflict after that. The following project will depict a bird from 74th FS that took part in Operation Allied Force over Kosovo and Serbia and was hit by SA-7 Strela 2 MANPAD and had to divert and emergency land at Skopje, Macedonia. I will be using the following products

  • Revell 1:72 kit (Italeri reissued)
  • Eduard masks
  • Eduard zoom photoetch set
  • Northstar models AGM-65 Maverick
  • Balkan Models decals
  • weapons from Italeri armament set

The cockpit is mainly finished now.

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YT-1300 Millenium Falcon

Millenium Falcon, the famous ship that made a Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs, is probably one of the most iconic Star Wars spaceships. The kit is Revell’s snap-tite pocket edition is clearly intended for kids and scale model beginners. However it comes with really really nice surface details as you can see in the below photos. I have a plan to acquire a few more and make some dioramas.

Dedicated to my loving wife!

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“Would it help if I got out and pushed?” –Leia to Han Solo

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“She’s the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy” — Lando Carlisian

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“She may not look like much, but she’s got it where it counts, kid.” –Han to Luke

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“This bucket of bolts is never going to get us past that blockade.” –Leia to Han

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“Don’t worry, she’ll hold together… You hear me, baby? Hold together!” –Han to Falcon

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“You came in that thing? You’re braver than I thought.” –Leia to Han

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“This baby’s got a few surprises left in her, sweetheart.” –Han to Leia

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“I’ve made a lot of special modifications myself.” –Han to Luke

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“We’re in trouble!” –Han

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Yeah, she’s that small!

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Before and after!

Work in progress

Part 1

Part 2

TOS-1A Buratino

Modelcollect 1:72, out of the box build

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Work in progress:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

In box review

Video of Buratinos in action

TOS-1A Buratino, part 4

When the coat of Alclad Aqua Gloss dried, I started applying the oil-dot weathering, using Yellow, White and Raw Umber oil colours. This step not only blended the colours together but also lightened the green and black and darkened sand a bit. Overall it also gave a bit of dustiness feel of the whole model.

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